Molecular & Cellular Biology

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  • Aishan Shi named 2013 MCB Outstanding Senior

    Aishan Shi
    May 6, 2013
    Congratulations to Aishan Shi, who has been named the 2013 MCB Outstanding Senior. In regards to the MCB major, she says "I love the flexibility of the program and being able to learn about diverse topics in molecular and cellular biology." In addition to her MCB major, Aishan is also majoring in Biochemistry and English, with minors in Math and Spanish. After graduation, she aims to obtain her MD/Ph.D. Along with the MCB Outstanding Senior Award, Aishan was also named a 2013 Galileo Circle Scholar. Read More
  • Sophie Hapak wins Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

    May 6, 2013
    Congratulations to Sophie Hapak, who has been awarded Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards from both MCB and the College of Science. In addition to her MCB major, Sophie is also majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. After U of A, she will go on to medical school, where she aspires to be a neurologist. Read More
  • Victor Arias wins Robie Medal

    May 6, 2013
    Congratulations to graduating senior Victor Arias, who has been awarded a 2013 Robie Gold Medal Award, which recognizes well-rounded individuals whose contributions through co-curricular and community activities and leadership have had a positive impact on the University and surrounding community. To learn more about Victor, see the recent feature story about him in UANews. After graduation, Victor will be attending medical school at USC. Read More
  • Tim Bolger awarded American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant

    Tim Bolger
    May 3, 2013
    Congratulations to MCB faculty member Tim Bolger, who was recently awarded a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society. Dr. Bolger's lab studies the dynamics of mRNA-protein complexes during gene expression, and the grant will address the function of Gle1, a regulator of the ribonucleoprotein remodeling enzyme Ded1, in protein translation. The human version of Ded1 has been linked to cancer, including the childhood brain cancer medullablastoma, so the research may have implications for understanding this disease. These highly competitive grants are for four years and generally on... Read More